Passengers must check travel insurance
28 April 2009 10:10
Passengers should be careful to check what cover they receive on their travel insurance, particularly when using DIY packages.
That is the advice issued by ABTA - The Travel Association, which has claimed that holiday-makers must be aware of the amount of protection they are afforded by airlines when booking flights.
This follows the news that the travel company Freedom Direct Holidays has ceased trading, which is believed to have affected close to 10,000 bookings.
Frances Tuke, spokeswoman for ABTA - The Travel Association, outlined two solutions that could ensure that passengers are financially compensated if such an event occurs.
She said: "In some instances it might be a good idea to use a credit card, or with an ABTA member you could ask for low-cost travel insurance and find out whether that could apply."
Earlier this month, the US newspaper the South Florida Sun-Sentinel urged holiday-makers to investigate whether their travel insurance policies cover them if their holiday provider goes bust.